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I was walking around campus today as the rain stopped pouring as it had for the past five hours. Students were smiling again with their umbrellas tucked under one arm, talking about how "horrible" the rain is in San Diego, or the bipolarity of the famous SD weather.

I as dressed in a long sleeve, jeans and flats - and it reached 78 degrees... fantastic weather to start sweating in clothes you THOUGHT would be appropriate for the weather channel's lies!

But hey, life's life. And luckily for me, I had an extra change of lighter clothing in my car (who does that?!).

So again, I was walking around avoiding my international conflicts and resolutions class when I noticed this girl taking a photo of grass in the soccer field. "Grass?" I thought. "I guess grass can be somewhat amusing, almost humorous if you're insane, but how in the hell can that be turned into a piece of art? Hmm?"

I walked passed her, this time a closer, and I caught her attention. This was a girl I used to hang with my freshman year that I ceased pretty much all communication with and here we met again - me avoiding class, her seemingly not doing anything much better.

We talked for a little while and she told me how she switched majors from biology to art last year because she saw the "beauty in finding interesting things in the simple things". I've seen close up photography of textures - like wood, a flower petal, water, or a dear's eyes - and they were all quite moving. But grass? No. I still begged to differ.

So I asked her if there really was anything about the texture of grass that was interesting to her aside from the fact that it gave you grass stains and she showed me the picture.

The angle of it was taken in such a way that you could just see the blue in the sky with the grass reaching up and just grazing it. They came in all different shades of green and, towards the bottom was the brown mud that seemed to saturate everything around it. I know, still not interesting, but maybe it was the vibrant color on a rainy day that I liked. Maybe it was the fact that this looked like it  was a shot from Pixar's "A Bug's Life". Or perhaps it was a teeny tiny little lady bug that was crawling up a stem of grass looking up at a wispy gray cloud.

Either way, I felt like I should buy my own camera. But I would only hope to be as good of a photographer as she came off to  be.


Erin Barra
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